Our PhD and MS level biostatisticians are highly trained in a range of statistical and analytic methods, including:
- Longitudinal data analysis
- ANOVA, regression, logistic regression
- Bayesian data analyses
- Sample size and power estimation
- Statistical genomics
- Survival analyses
- Principal component and factor analysis
- Path modeling
- Structural equation modeling
- Cluster analysis
- Complex survey data analysis
- Statistical simulations and graphics
- Profile analysis
- Gene expression data analysis
- Mixed effects models
- Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE)
- Propensity Score Matching (PSM)
- Evaluation of medical tests for classification and prediction
- Estimation of median lethal doses (LD50)/quantal dose-response curves
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Biostatisticians & Epidemiologists
Zoran Bursac, PhD Professor of Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine Zoran Bursac, PhD, MPH, is a Professor in the Division of Biostatistics and Associate Director and Senior Statistical Scientist in the Center for Population Sciences, in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His background is in computer science and mathematics, and graduate work in biostatistics from The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. His research areas of interest include logistic regression, repeated measures, missing data, categorical data analysis, variable selection algorithms, cluster randomized studies and nesting, in the chronic disease fields of obesity, weight loss, alcohol, tobacco and cancer prevention.
Jim Wan, PhD Professor of Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine Dr. Jim Y. Wan received his B.S. in Mathematics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1981, & his Ph.D. in Statistics from Yale University in 1987. He collaborates with faculty across the whole campus on statistical methods for clinical and epidemiologic data and health services research. These collaborations have resulted in more than 130 peered-reviewed articles and close to 200 abstracts presented in major national and international scientific conferences. His research interest has been devoted to the analysis of failure time data. Competing risks must be taken into account in the study of how risk factors affect a specific cause of failure. In the past he studied two generalized Cox regression models in the competing risks setting. Another research interest is the use of Poisson regression and logistic regression in epidemiologic studies. This has resulted in a publication on Poisson regression.